Appalachian Global Leadership Awards

Professor Scott Meister, left, Madalyn Burns and Jenny Koehn received the 2013 Global Leadership Award presented at Appalachian State University. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

The Global Leadership Awards Program is an annual award to recognize students, faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to advance global learning at Appalachian. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions of students, faculty and staff who have initiated, developed and/or supported opportunities for global learning. Recipients were recognized during the Appalachian Global Symposium in November 2013.

Three individuals from Appalachian State University have been recognized for their work to advance global learning. Receiving the 2013 Global Leadership Award are Jenny Koehn, Scott Meister and Madalyn Burns. The awards were presented Nov. 20 during a ceremony on campus. The award is sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development.

“We hope these awards will become part of a new tradition at Appalachian where faculty, staff and students share the global activities they are engaged in on and off campus,” said Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa, association vice chancellor for international programs. “I want to thank these awardees for the wonderful work that they do to enhance the work of internationalizing this campus.”

For faculty and staff

One (1) faculty member and one (1)  staff member will be recognized for a total of two (2) faculty/staff awards.

Purpose: To promote global knowledge, intercultural skills, and global citizenship for our students and the campus community. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions of faculty and staff who have initiated, developed and/or supported opportunities for global learning.

Eligibility

  • Nominee must be a currently employed faculty or staff member of Appalachian State University.
  • Individuals in upper levels of administration (those with provost or chancellor in their title) are not eligible to be nominated.
  • Nominee cannot have been an award recipient in the previous five years.
  • Members of the Appalachian Global Leadership Award Committee and OIED staff/faculty are not eligible to be nominated or to nominate.
  • Self-nominations are discouraged.
  • Nominator may only submit one name.

Guidelines

  • Evidence of sustained engagement in global learning is an important criterion for a strong nomination
  • The awards committee will look for excellence in global contributions in the context of one or more of the following criteria

Criteria options

  1. Globalize the campus and community environment. For example, international festivals, global communities in the residence halls, developing technology for internationalization, supporting international students on campus and in the community organizing conferences with global themes on campus, bringing international visitors to the area, outreach to schools and local community, etc.
  2. Expand global learning opportunities for students. For example, short–term overseas programs, study abroad, curricular development, student service learning, internships, research, etc.
  3. Build or sustain global partnerships. For example, initiate and/ or maintain institutional partnership, host families, faculty or student exchanges, collaborative projects, etc.
  4. Research and scholarship with a global emphasis. For example, faculty development, grant writing, publication, presentation, conference organization, mentoring students in international research, etc.
  5. Other activities that promote global knowledge, intercultural skills, or global citizenship.

Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

For students

At least one (1) graduate and at least one (1) undergraduate student will be recognized for up to a total of four (4) student awards.

Purpose: To promote global knowledge, intercultural skills, and global citizenship and outreach for our campus community. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions of students who have initiated, developed and/or supported opportunities for global learning.

Eligibility

  • Nominee must be a current student of Appalachian State University
  • Nominee cannot have been an award recipient in the past
  • Self-nominations are discouraged
  • Nominator may only submit one name

Guidelines

  • The awards committee will look for students who have demonstrated excellence as a global ambassador or global citizen.
    • As a global ambassador, this student has demonstrated significant leadership linking activities away from the Appalachian State University campus to increased global awareness in the Appalachian State University community.
    • As a global citizen, this student has demonstrated significant leadership on the Appalachian State University campus to increased global awareness in the Appalachian State University community.

Criteria options

  1. Globalize the campus and community environment. For example, international festivals, global communities in the residence halls, utilizing technology for internationalization, supporting international students on campus and in the community, outreach to schools and local community, involvement in global conferences and arts events etc.
  2. Leadership in global learning opportunities for students. For example, short–term overseas programs, study abroad, student service learning, internships, research, etc.
  3. Build or sustain global partnerships.
  4. Research and scholarship with a global emphasis.
  5. Other activities that promote global knowledge, intercultural skills, or global citizenship.

Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

Committee members (2013)

The following Appalachian faculty and staff members compose the Appalachian Global Leadership Awards committee for 2013...

  • Suzi Mills (co-chair)
  • Richard Campbell (co-chair)
  • Mechthild Marck-Kennedy
  • Cathy Ziegler
  • Allan Scherlen
  • Diane Mines
  • Linda Johanson
  • Joseph Cazier
  • Melanie Greene
  • Teri Reddick

For more information

For more information regarding the Appalachian Global Leadership Awards, please contact...

Dr. Suzi W. Mills
Co-chair, Appalachian Global Leadership Awards Committee
+1 (828) 262-6441
millssw@appstate.edu


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